Yauji Yoshihiro Blue #2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm

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A beautiful right handed, single bevel mid size gyuto offering good height clearance made by Yauji Yoshihiro under the watchful eye of master blacksmith Hideo Kitaoka. Light, nimble and a superb piece of craft.

First Impressions

The single bevel range is designed specifically for right handed use only and the sharpness out of the box is superb.


Not just functional, it's also beautiful. On one side is an intricate pattern and the exposed layering as the single bevel tapers down to the cutting edge and on the back is the functional and undecorated size that does the work.

In Hand

It's the small detail that often elevates a knife and one of the nicest touches we note on this range is that the edge of the heel on the patterned side has been rounded off ever so slightly to aid comfort and so when you're using a pinch grip in particular you can feel the smoothness in that heel notch area of the knife. 

A lovely touch and just speaks to the overall quality of the blade and skill of Yoshihiro san. 


Blue #2 clad in stainless is commonly used combination designed to pair durability and edge retention with easy sharpening between uses so it's going to be a solid steel pairing to last a long time. 

Ease of Care

The Blue #2 will develop a patina with use so care instructions for reactive steel can be found in our carbon steel care page.

Our Verdict

It's a very well made and finished knife and the design and production is based on the same knives Hideo Kitaoka has been making for many years and has now passed to his highly skilled apprentice.

The Blue #2 is a knife for the money if you're in the market for a right handed single bevel knife.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 244mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 399mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.66mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 50.7mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 165 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: Blue Steel #2
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here

  • Left or Right handed: Right only
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal walnut

Product SKU: 9203

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

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Blacksmith Profile

Yauji Yoshihiro

Born in 1983, Yoshihiro san is already an highly experienced blacksmith having completed the long apprecenticeship under the tutelage of master Hideo Kitaoka.

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